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15 books of Annabel Pitcher

My sister Rose lives on the mantelpiece. Well, some of her does. A collarbone, two ribs, a bit of skull, and a little toe. To ten-­year-­old Jamie, his family has fallen apart because of the loss of someone he barely remembers: his sister Rose, who died five years ago in a terrorist bombing. To his father, life is impossible to make sense of when he lives in a world that could so cruelly take away a ten-­year-­old girl. To Rose's surviving fifteen year old twin, Jas, everyday she lives in Rose's ever present shadow, forever feeling the loss like a limb, but unable to be seen for herself alone.
Told with warmth and humor, this powerful novel is a sophisticated take on one family's struggle to make sense of the loss that's torn them apart... and their discovery of what it means to stay together.
From BooklistStarred Review Readers of Pitcher’s debut should brace themselves: this book pulls no emotional punches. Jamie Matthews was five years old when his sister Rose was killed in a . . .

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My name is Tess Turner—­at least, that's what I've always been told.
I have a voice but it isn't mine. It used to say things so I'd fit in, to please my parents, to please my teachers. It used to tell the universe I was something I wasn't. It lied.
It never occurred to me that everyone else was lying too.
Fifteen-­year-­old Tess doesn't mean to become mute. At first, she's just too shocked to speak. And who wouldn't be? Discovering your whole life has been a lie because your dad isn't your real father is a pretty big deal. Terrified of the truth, Tess retreats into silence.
Reeling from her family's betrayal, Tess sets out to discover the identity of her real father. He could be anyone—­even the familiar-­looking teacher at her school. Tess continues to investigate, uncovering a secret that could ruin multiple lives. It all may be too much for Tess to handle, but how can she ask for help when she's...

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Esta historia de la lucha de un niño por recuperar a su familia desgarra y conmueve, pero está también llena de humor y esperanza. La voz de Jamie tiene tanta fuerza que uno no puede evitar ponerse de su parte y ver el mundo a través de sus ojos.

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Zoe es una chica inglesa de quince años que oculta un terrible secreto. Llena de angustia pero también con una buena dosis de humor, Zoe comenzará a escribir cartas a un criminal llamado Stuart Harris, encerrado en el corredor de la muerte de una prisión de Texas. Piensa que solo alguien así, marcado al igual que ella por el secreto, la mentira y el asesinato, va a poder comprenderla... Bolígrafo en mano, Zoe respira profundamente, come un sándwich de mermelada de fresa y comienza su relato de amor y traición...

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Tutti continuavano a dire che col tempo sarebbe passata, ma Jamie sa che è solo una di quelle bugie che i grandi dicono nelle situazioni difficili. Da quando sua sorella Rose è morta in un attentato sono passati cinque anni, e ora è peggio che mai: il papà beve, la mamma se n'è andata con un altro e a Jamie sono rimaste tante domande a cui deve rispondere da solo. Anche sua sorella Jasmine, la gemella di Rose, non sembra essersi ripresa: si è tinta i capelli di rosa, si è fatta un piercing e ha smesso di mangiare. Jamie però ha deciso di salvarsi: gioca con il suo gatto Roger, pensa alla maglietta di Spider-­Man che desidera tanto e fa amicizia con Sunya, una bambina musulmana, cercando di tenerlo nascosto al padre. Quando un giorno vede alla tv l'appello per partecipare a una trasmissione di giovani talenti, sogna che possa essere un modo per salvare la sua famiglia... Sullo sfondo del piccolo mondo di Jamie rimbombano le grandi questioni dell'umanità, ma è la sua voce . . .

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Zoe ha quindici anni, e troppa fretta di innamorarsi. Ma, proprio quando crede di aver capito cosa significa conoscere l’attrazione e la passione si accorge, troppo tardi, che l’amore vero appartiene a un altro sguardo, a un’altra bocca, a un’altr...

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Jamie is vijf jaar als zijn zus Rose door een terroristische aanslag om het leven komt. Sindsdien is er weinig over van het ooit zo gelukkige gezin. Vijf jaar later is zijn vader aan de drank, zijn moeder is er met een andere man vandoor en zijn oudere zus Jasmine lijdt aan anorexia. Het enige lichtpuntje in Jamies leven is zijn kat Roger. En Sunya, een moslimmeisje in zijn klas. Maar na de dood van Rose haat Jamies vader alles wat met moslims te maken heeft, en Jamie moet zijn prille vriendschap met Sunya angstvallig geheimhouden...

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Previously published under the title Ketchup CloudsDear Mr. S. Harris, Ignore the blob of red in the top left corner. It's jam, not blood, though I don't think I need to tell you the difference. It wasn't your wife's jam the police found on your s...

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